Two very important historic buildings from the Greek and Roman civilizations, namely the Parthenon and the Pantheon respectively, are worthy of academic exploration. An analysis of their function and style will help to put their design and features into perspective, and create a better appreciation for their emulation in Western civilization. These buildings possess very unique individual characteristic designs, which bears testimony to the societies from which they originate. However, they are also a resourceful database of knowledge in terms of their symbolism, rich heritage of their era and application to the present civilization. Their permanent contribution to historical reference and modern society, are a token of their expression
Hence, he uses personal pronouns like “you” and “I” as well as phrases like “My reply is.” This makes it seem like The Prince becoming famous was neither Machiavelli’s first priority nor real purpose; he simply wanted to express his knowledge on the western government and gives advice on how to be a strong leader. Also, some of his words sound like he was in grief. For instance, the sentence that says “But as soon as you need help, they turn against you.” It could be that he was disappointed or was betrayed that he decided to put together The Prince. In the book, Machiavelli believes in the idea of having a strong dominant leader, in order to preserve the benefits to the citizens as a group instead of individually. This strategy clearly shows in chapter seventeen where Machiavelli points out that every prince would prefer to be loved than to be feared.
The purpose of this study is to identify the characteristics of the diversity statements of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” to understand how an accepting culture is created. This article contributes significantly to the topic of diversity by examining its ethical framework, which is broken down into three different views; deontological, utilitarian, and ethic of care. The study also examines how the importance of diversity is communicated in particular
To enable the critique of this qualitative paper by Paul Canning, the Caldwell framework will be used, although other frameworks will be also be accessed throughout (Appendix 1). This framework was chosen as it provided structure and clarity to the assessment process (Caldwell 2005). The purpose of qualitative research is to gather an in-depth understanding of a lived experience (Miller 2010). The title is the first thing the reader sees and should draw the readers’ attention, be concise and inform the reader of the subject matter (Polit and Beck,
The paper strives to appreciate the concept of traditional strategic planning and explores the prevalence of such culture in North Korea after taking into account the historic background of the country. In order to appreciate and analyse the true extent of the merits of this article and the nuances of such culture, one has to explore in more detail the concept of strategic planning and the historic effect of such planning on North Korea and its policies. Strategic Culture: the concept The concept of strategic culture is not a new one. In the past it has been applied in various ways and to a range of countries (e.g. Japan, Germany), regions (e.g.
Many countries had bad impression about Japan and there was an anti-Japan perception occurred at that time. ( Iwabuchi 419). This means that Japan can no longer uses any kinds of hard power to persuade other countries to do what they want at that time. Therefore, Japanese government then seek to the use of soft power in order to return its dominant and its popularity not only among Asia’s countries but also among western’s countries. Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) start to participate in the development of cultural diplomacy: public diplomacy and soft power, in order to enhance the better understanding of Japan’s position to the foreign countries.
The Japanese applied the concept of “Comparative Dynamic Advantage” in which future growth areas were picked; the selection criteria included anticipated high value-added, global income elasticity of demand and positive domestic income and employment impact. These criteria were carefully considered by Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry(MITI) to determine the structure of industry, guiding the development of targeted industries, managing Japanese foreign trade and supervising areas such as small business policies, patents and area specific development. To emphasize its industrial targeting policy, MITI engaged in many areas of intervention such as domestic protection for its industries, finance policies for guidance, reduction of “excess” competition, technology assistance and development to give Japan an edge as a competitor in the technological market and finally, tax policies that gave incentives and motivation to the Japanese to invest in certain industries. MITI also had heavy influence on the Japan Development Bank, and therefore directed loans and funds to the industries that it specifically targeted. The influential support from MITI encouraged domestic investment entry into these industries.
One fundamental criticism is that he failed to anticipate the social and technological revolution, and to examine his premises and logic by taking real factors into account. In consideration of the comprehensive modern development and the transformation of marital relationship today, it is obvious that Malthus’s theory is based on outdated social settings, despite that it is still applicable in some underdeveloped countries. The paper focuses on discussing the major reasons that influence modern Japanese women’s attitudes towards marriage. The writer not only displays gender inequality in the still patriarchal society, but goes further to unveil Japanese women’s self-conflicted mindsets when confronted with this traditional paradigm. It is a valuable revelation because the desire for hypergamy of these women who meanwhile pursue equality implies that they still place themselves in a subordinate position in
Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) argued that the social and cultural values of a society are determined by its technology (https://www.communicationtheory.org). Determinism still has its proponents today, long after its initial inception. Phillip Scranton puts forth a localized theory of determinism in his work Determinism and Indeterminacy in the History of Technology (1995), arguing that if an idea or artefact can gain enough technological momentum then it should be "sufficiently powerful to overcome the constraints offered by other factors in the situational context" (1995, p. S36). If there are specific locations or time periods where technological determinism can reign supreme then what is stopping it from influencing society on a larger scale? Scranton stresses bureaucracy as the main limiting factor especially concerning governments and large corporations.